Being More Personal? Why I Avoid Bring Too Personal On My Blog & Things I Want To Share & Re-Share

by - Thursday, September 27, 2018

In trying to make a fresh start for my blog, I've always wanted to be more personal, but there are certain things holding me back from making my blog a little more personal.

Being personal is a great way to make your readers feel more connected to your readers, but I have this fear that if I get too personal, it can be twisted to be seen as a competition for someone else on the internet. Being too personal also triggers a slight fear that if I posted something too personal, somebody will comment for me to "suck it up" and how "other people have it worse".

I also value my privacy very much, which is why I don't really like making a lot of photo diaries unless it's something interesting like a vacation. I also don't want to give you guys too much information, to the point where I won't have anyone left because this blog will be perceived as a whining blog.  I also don't want anyone to feel sorry for me, because some things in my life have been unfair, but life never gives you a challenge you can't overcome.

That aside, I've been toying around with the idea of being a bit more personal without revealing too many details, and there are certain things I want to share and re-share, but some things I don't. The things I do want to share are:

  • My dad having cancer-we've been dealing with it for 2 years and I deleted the posts because I felt like they were a little too personal, but I thought we'd try again. He is still undergoing treatment, but instead of chemo and therapy like the first year, it's now an immunotherapy drug, because the chemotherapy didn't work the second time around. 
  • Having a sibling with a disability-I never ever talk about this, but I have a younger brother who is 1.5 years younger than me and is severely autistic, meaning he can only speak in simple sentences if he wants to express something. He is mostly non-verbal and has some behavioral issues, but for the most part, it's a roller coaster of a journey. 
  • My cousin-This is another blog post I took down because of two reasons: I felt like it was way too personal and I didn't want anyone to feel sorry for me. Last October, my cousin committed suicide at the young age of 17 and it prompted the new tag you see now, "For Every Lost Dinosaur". 
I will try to conquer my fears of letting a bit of my personal life slide through my blog, and I hope you guys like that I'm trying to be more personal as well. 

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